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building community

through cultural arts

Damaged Not BROKEN

The Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts has taken considerable damage from Hurricane Florence, but we are slowly making our way back to normal operations. We need your support to be ready for our next chapter as we overcome the obstacles which have been placed before us.

In order to offer programs and classes to appeal to our community we will need to raise $5000.00 in 90 days, so we’re asking for our community to be collaborators through your generous support.

The Council works with the community in many ways, such as Onslow County School Programs, Creative Forces and the many diverse gallery shows we bring to the community each month. However, our community is asking for more and in order to grow and meet the needs before us we, quite honestly, need some help.

Any contribution that can be made, no matter the amount, will go a long way to enable us to bring more culturally diverse programs, classes, and events to the Onslow County community!

We will keep a thermometer going on our Facebook page so we can all keep an eye on our progress. Help us fill that thermometer and bring in the much needed funds to help our Council for the Arts grow and prosper in 2019!

Donate by clicking the button above!


Come visit the Arts Council Gallery in downtown Jacksonville to explore new exhibits, connect with local artists, and find original items in the Art Market.

artist opportunities

We have opportunities for artists of different levels and all mediums at the Council. Connect with us so we can help you share your work with our community…and beyond!


Gallery shows, community cultural events, and more are on our calendar. Find out what’s coming up at the Council!

Creative Forces

Open studio sessions every Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. for active duty and veteran service members, and their loved ones. Click for more information.

school programs

The Council for the Arts, in partnership with Onslow County Schools, works to provide literary and performing artist professionals for school performances.  Click to see the 2018-19 schedule!

Get connected

with the Arts Council

Attend Events

Join us in supporting the arts at a gallery show, the Art Council store or a creative community gathering.  See what’s on the calendar. Really want to make a difference? Here is another way:


Watch your efforts make an impact in our area as a Volunteer at the Council! Check out our information for Volunteers.

Make a donation

Make a difference with a donation. It’s easy and it makes a BIG impact on our community and our future.


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From the BLOG

Spring at Council for the Arts

Leo Tolstoy once said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” For The Council it’s been that and so much more!

We’ve had a flurry of activity which has continued unabated since January. Though it can sometimes be overwhelming, this flurry and quick pace, it has gifted us with an increased sense of purpose and doors that are swinging open ever wider to welcome in more of our community.

New Year at The Council

2017 was a year of evolution and change for The Council. From improvements to our facility — thanks to donations and helping hands — to a new Executive Director, Noah White, we're excited about continued forward motion while being deeply grateful for the...

Cre-8 Art Gala 2017

Whew! The end of Summer and the onset of Autumn have been busy here at the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts! We did want to be sure and take a moment to share about our Cre-8 Art Gala which we hosted in October at the Hilton Garden Inn here in Jacksonville. In...


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